Ready to have some fun with families who know what it's like to have a disability? We hold quarterly outings for kids of all ages and parents. Past events have included a summer picnic, a day at the zoo, swimming, skating, etc. See below for a complete list of our annual events.
Making friends in high school can be difficult for any teenager, but especially a teenager with a disability. UCP Family Support started teen outings in April, 2008 as a means to bring together teens. These outings are open to teens and young adults with any disability; typically those who attend are between 14 and 24. The most popular outings are: bowling, swimming, and cooking classes. Other outings include trips to the mall, game afternoons, and trail walks. Contact UCP Family Support for more information and to become involved.
Spring Fling Skating Party (typically held in spring)
Spring brings us to Skate World for our Spring Fling. All mobility devices are welcome on the skating floor. Attendees will play musical dice and the Hokey Pokey, perform the Chicken Dance, and play games
VIP Safari Night at the Oregon Zoo (typically held in late summer; hosted by the Oregon Zoo)
This event is offered to families raising special children among a number of local organizations. In the past, over 150 people attended this event representing United Cerebral Palsy’s Family Support Department. Participants have received: free admissions to the zoo; free train rides; free access to the Chimpanzee Challenge Maze; complimentary popcorn; animal contact at the Family Farm Exhibit; special performances of the Wildlife Live Animal Show; costumed characters for photo opportunities; and a 25% discount at all zoo restaurants and food stands.
Summer Family Picnic (always held in August)
A day of sunshine, water gun fights, tasty picnic foods and caring friends to share it with. UCP provides hamburgers and hot dogs, and each family is encouraged to bring a side dish, dessert or other picnic food item. This day of outdoor fun offers hiking/biking trails, fishing, bird watching, and more to explore. Clackamas High School Key Club organizes games and operates activity stations set up for all children, and any brave adults! The 2012 picnic will take place on August 18th at Blue Lake Park - from 11am-2pm. We hope you can join us!!
UCP’s Family Support Day at the Zoo (typically held in early fall)
The UCP Family Support Day at the Oregon Zoo is an event offered every two years. Free tickets are reserved for UCP families to experience a day of family fun at the zoo.
Adaptive Golf Lessons (typically held in June, July and August)
Lake Oswego Municipal Golf Course extends an invitation to UCP Families for a special Golf Outing. Their staff is experienced in adapting golf for both children and adults who experience disabilities. This free event includes all of the necessary golf equipment, a catered lunch, and a photo opportunity with professional golfer.